07/31/14 10:48am

Artfully Chocolate Wine Bar Bistro in Alexandria, Virginia

Join Sommelier Andrew Stover at Artfully Chocolate Bistro & Wine Bar for his USA road trip wine tasting paired to Artisan Confections. Stop by and sip from 5:00 -7:00 PM on TONIGHT! Artfully Chocolate Bistro is located at 506 John Carlyle Street in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria.

Features wines include:

  • Sawtooth Riesling, Idaho
  • Two Ponds Sauvignon Blanc, Washington
  • Detour Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • Sawtooth ‘Skyline’ Cabernet/Merlot, Idaho
07/31/14 10:25am

Doggy Happy Hour at Jackson 20 & Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

An Old Town Alexandria institution, Doggy Happy Hour at Jackson 20 and the Hotel Monaco Alexandria has resumed this year, offering specials on handcrafted cocktails and beers plus treats and water for canine companions. Dog-lovers can peruse items from local pet boutiques and learn about pet services in the area. 15% of proceeds benefit P.A.L. (People. Animals. Love.).

TIME: 5:00 PM
: Free
LOCATION: Jackson 20 and Hotel Monaco Alexandria, 480 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

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07/31/14 10:17am

Nando’s Peri Peri, which offers awesome butterfly-cut flame-grilled chicken, is located at 702 King Street in Alexandria, Virginia and is having a fundraiser TODAY in support of Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria.

You can view their menu at this link. Want to skip the line? Order online at this link.

Nando's Peri Peri is holding a fundraiser today in support of Carpenter's Shelter in Alexandria, Virginia

(H/T Action Alexandria)

07/30/14 4:27pm
Vote here signs at Lyles Crouch polling place in Alexandria Virginia

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The Virginia Department of Elections has erroneously mailed notifications to about 125,000 registered Virginia voters informing them that they may no longer be eligible to vote in the commonwealth, according to an email sent Tuesday to Virginia registrars.

The letters went to individuals who have not moved out of state, Matthew J. Davis, chief information officer with the Department of Elections, wrote in the email.

Read more at this link.

07/30/14 3:54pm
Support the Troops at the 7 Eleven stores in the Eisenhower East section of Alexandria, Virginia

7-Eleven is partnering with the USO and the Every Moment Counts campaign to help deliver meaningful moments for our troops and their families at participating 7-Eleven locations across the country. Customers can make a donation to the USO via coin canisters located near the registers now through September 2nd. The USO is a terrific organization dedicated to lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families.

So, when you’re checking out, if you can, please consider donating at least what you can to help the USO help military members and/or their family, those who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms.